Short But Sweet – Hailing Frequencies Open for 6/27/17

This Robot is so HAPPY about SCIENCE!

Welcome to Podcast Day my friends! I gotta tell y’all, I am so tired. I dunno if it’s heat or stress or what, but I’ve not been sleeping well at ALL of late, and it’s really taking a toll. I got less than six hours of sleep last night, and I think it’s only thanks to Monster Energy that I’m not asleep on the keyboard (don’t worry, I only ingest Monster on days like today). Let’s start off talking about today’s video!

I’m impressed with how well Galactic Civilizations II is holding up so far. Yes it’s a decade-old game with a fully-functional (and awesome) sequel, and yet that doesn’t take away from this game. In today’s video, since we’re playing in a small galaxy, I begin to bounce off the edge of said galaxy, and run out of room. Therefore I have to focus inward on making the most of what I have.  This involves being able to unlock planets in my existing territory for future colonization. The small map means the game is moving fast, and I’m already approaching the mid-game. Unlike some other games, the mid-game here is actually really fun, and keeps a brisk pace with continued decisions the player has to make in order to keep things moving forward. I have to say, so far I’m impressed.

So this is gonna be a short entry because last night, the only gaming I was able to sneak in was recording footage of Spacecats with Lasers to use for tonight’s podcast. It’s a fun twin-stick arena shooter with kitties, and I had a great time with it. I like when games let you switch between keyboard and gamepad automagically, so I found when I switched to the keyboard/mouse, I did way better. Can’t wait to talk to the devs tonight!

Alright, onto the news!

Finally, in deals, GamersGate is having a Star Wars game sale which includes all of the X-Wing games for around $2 each, which is pretty decent if you somehow don’t already own them.

That’s it for today! See y’all tonight on the podcast! Have a great day!

Author: Brian Rubin

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